New Ransomware Attacks Strike Europe, US

New Ransomware Attacks Strike Europe, US

Less than two months after the WannaCry virus was unleashed in a massive ransomware attack that affected more than two-hundred thousand computers around the globe, a new round of similar attacks began Tuesday morning. This time, the ransomware attacks first gained widespread notice in the Ukraine, where government departments, the nation’s central bank, and private firms saw their computer systems crippled by a virus that was initially identified as “Petya.” Screen shots on various social media outlets suggest that the attackers have demanded that ransom be paid in Bitcoin.

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